Total gaming revenue up 4.4 percent in PA in 2012

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 17, 2013 8:02 AM

(Philadelphia) -- State gambling regulators say the total gross revenue from play at slot machines and table games at the state's 11 casinos rose 4.4 percent in 2012. 

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board says casinos brought in total gaming revenue of more than $3.1 billion last year. That includes $687.4 million in gross revenue from table games and the nearly $2.5 billion in gross revenue from slot machines.

The revenue from table games marks an increase of 11 percent over 2011. The gaming board says gross revenue from slots and table games produced more than $1.4 billion in tax revenue last year.

Gambling was approved in Pennsylvania in 2004 and the state's first casino opened two years later. The state legalized table games in 2010.

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